A hood, cape, or similar garment made of or lined with grey fur and worn by a member of a religious order (esp. a canon). Cf. amice n.2 1. The exact garment has varied at different times in form and in mode of wearing, apparently being originally a cap or covering for the head, and afterwards a hood, or cape with a hood.1788 A. de Cardonnel Picturesque Antiq. Scotl. i. 5 These Canons wore a white robe, with a rochet of fine linen above their gown..and an almuce formerly on their shoulders, afterwards on their left arm, hanging as far down as the ground.1836 R. Hart Eccl. Rec. i. 18 Let deans and archdeacons be vested in surplices, almuces, and copes.1897 J. W. Clark Observances Augustinian Priory at Barnwell, Cambr. p. lxxviii The amess or almuce or amys (almiciaor almutium) which canons were allowed to wear on their heads, was originally a short cape, extending to the elbows, open in front.1907 Musical Times48 12/1 He wore an almuce of grey fur, after the fashion of a Greater Canon.2016 Church Times 23 Sept. 21/2 In Norwich, it was so chilly at Petertide that at least one canon was spotted sporting the Chapter’s distinctive winter fur almuce.“almuce, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2021. Web. 25 October 2021.
Origin: A borrowing from Greek. Etymon: Greek ὀτοτοτοῖ.Etymology: < ancient Greek ὀτοτοτοῖ (chiefly used by tragedians), reduplicated form of ὀτοτοῖototoi int.Further reduplicated forms are also found in the works of Aeschylus and Euripides, and recorded in English in the source of quot. 1941, e.g.1941 P. Goodman Cain & Abel in Five Young Amer. Poets 2nd Ser. 16 Cain. Thou art my lamb. Boy, I beg you, bleat, bleat, bleat a little, so I may be sure and so I may forget you are a man. Abel (Obediently). Bleh! blehhhh! Chorus. Otototototototototoi!
Expressing grief or pain: alas, woe; = ototoi int. Also as n.: a cry of ‘ototoi’, an exclamation of pain or grief.1875 R. Browning tr. Euripides Herakles in Aristophanes’ Apol. 274 Otototoi—groan!1877 R. Browning tr. Aeschylus Agamemnon 87 Otototoi, Gods, Earth,—Apollon, Apollon!1883 F. M. Crawford Mr. Isaacs 3 The ghosts of the slain sometimes appear..and gibber a feeble little ‘Otototoi’ after the manner of the shade of Dareios.1941 P. Goodman Cain & Abel in Five Young Amer. Poets 2nd Ser. 15 Chorus. Otototoi. Abel. Woe! is it so soon it must be so?“otototoi, int. (and n.).” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2021. Web. 25 October 2021.
1. Excessive or frenzied pursuit of wealth.1652 T. Urquhart Εκσκυβαλαυρον 243 A meer Plutarchy, Plutocracy, or rather Plutomanie; so madly they hale after money.1953 J. F. Byrne Silent Years xix. 247 Plutomania is absolutely pandemic.1996 Seattle Times (Nexis) 17 Nov. L4 There’s one fact every adult ought to know: ‘Plutomania’ means an unnatural yearning to be rich.“plutomania, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2021. Web. 25 October 2021.
Sham or spurious philosophy; pseudo-philosophy. Also in plural in same sense.1592 ‘C. Cony-Catcher’ Def. Conny-catching To Rdr. sig. A3 That quaint and mysticall forme of Foolosophie.1617 S. Collins Epphata to F. T. ii. vi. §23. 241 Fine phoolosophyes.1696 R. Godson Astrologia Reformata 12 That fanciful Foolosophy now so much in vogue.1785 Sentimental Mem. I. 197 If the Philosophy of Love is the shadow of a shadow, what must the Foolosophy of it be!1871 Fun 18 Feb. 75/1 Say, O swaggering stoopid big babes and cigar-sucklings, shall our bells jingle their Proverbial Foolosophy for you in vain?1907 Putnam’s Monthly May 188/1 ‘Man is truly handicapped by reason.’ Doubtless, when it comes to this kind of ‘Foolosophy’.2005 Law & Lit.17 304 Seen from the inside, the laughter of the satirists appears mad, not Augustinian vera philosophia but simple foolosophy.“foolosophy, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2021. Web. 25 October 2021.
Origin: A borrowing from Latin, combined with an English element. Etymons: Latin septemfluus , -ous suffix.Etymology: < classical Latin septemfluus that flows in seven streams ( < septem seven (see septem- comb. form) + fluere to flow: see fluent adj.) + -ous suffix. Compare septifluous adj. at septi- comb. form1 .N.E.D. (1912) gives the pronunciation as (septe·mflŭəs) /sɛpˈtɛmflʊəs/. Obsolete.
Flowing in seven streams.Frequently with reference to the River Nile, which in ancient times was recorded as having seven distributaries in its delta.1629 H. Burton Truth’s Triumph xvii. 323 Aristotle..would desperately drowne himselfe in that Septemfluous Sea of Euripus.1655 T. Fuller Hist. Waltham-Abby 5 in Church-hist. Brit. The River Ley..which..seven times parteth from its self, whose septemfluous stream..is crossed again with so many bridges.1800 Weekly Entertainer 2 June 438 Septemfluous Nile hath own’d my sway, On Congo’s coast I’ve been: Tho’ lots doth oft good deeds repay, When I to groan am seen.1884 Mrs. G. E. Stewart Burnhams xxx. 258 A septemfluous flood of divinest joy will ever fill my soul, in recollection of this hour.“septemfluous, adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2021. Web. 25 October 2021.